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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.18
OTCPK:SPIR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: 0.18 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.18

Equity to Asset -0.60
OTCPK:SPIR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: -0.60 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.6   Max: 0.84
Current: -0.6

-0.6
0.84
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -5.37
M-Score: -5.21
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 2/10

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industry
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Operating margin (%) -48.65
OTCPK:SPIR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1043 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: -48.65 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -57.44   Max: 11.04
Current: -48.65

-57.44
11.04
Net-margin (%) -54.94
OTCPK:SPIR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1043 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: -54.94 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -58.14   Max: 45.38
Current: -54.94

-58.14
45.38
ROA (%) -92.36
OTCPK:SPIR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: -92.36 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -52.75   Max: 31.03
Current: -92.36

-52.75
31.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -916.93
OTCPK:SPIR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 6.05 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: -916.93 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -890.12   Max: 22.22
Current: -916.93

-890.12
22.22
Revenue Growth (%) -45.00
OTCPK:SPIR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: -45.00 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -45   Max: 48.7
Current: -45

-45
48.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 83.10
OTCPK:SPIR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -7.20 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: 83.10 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -72.1   Max: 83.1
Current: 83.1

-72.1
83.1
EPS Growth (%) 58.70
OTCPK:SPIR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -6.10 vs. OTCPK:SPIR: 58.70 )
OTCPK:SPIR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 300
Current: 58.7

0
300
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

SPIR Guru Trades in

Q1 2013

SPIR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chuck Royce 623,720 sh (+13.06%)
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Q2 2013

SPIR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 24,500 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 631,020 sh (+1.17%)
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Q3 2013

SPIR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/S 0.25
SPIR's P/S is ranked higher than
96% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. SPIR: 0.25 )
SPIR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 5.39
Current: 0.25

0.09
5.39
EV-to-EBIT -0.64
SPIR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 47.54 vs. SPIR: -0.64 )
SPIR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 1735.4
Current: -0.64

4.2
1735.4
Current Ratio 0.94
SPIR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. SPIR: 0.94 )
SPIR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 5.25
Current: 0.94

0.94
5.25
Quick Ratio 0.46
SPIR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. SPIR: 0.46 )
SPIR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 4.65
Current: 0.46

0.42
4.65

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.34
SPIR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. SPIR: 0.34 )
SPIR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 6.98
Current: 0.34

0.12
6.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.70
SPIR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SPIR: 9.70 )
SPIR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 24
Current: 9.7

0.1
24
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -69.38
SPIR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
55% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. SPIR: -69.38 )
SPIR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -20.4   Max: -3.6
Current: -69.38

-20.4
-3.6

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Solar
Compare:FSLR, SPWR, SOL, CSSXF, TSL » details
Traded in other countries:SIZ.Germany
Spire Corporation is incorporated in the state of Massachusetts in the year 1969. It develops, manufactures and markets highly-engineered products and services in two business areas capital equipment and systems for the photovoltaic solar industry and biomedical, generally bringing to bear expertise in materials technologies, surface science and thin films. In the photovoltaic solar area, the Company develops, manufactures and markets specialized equipment for the production of terrestrial photovoltaic modules from solar cells and provides photovoltaic systems for grid connected applications in the commercial markets. The Company's equipment has been installed in approximately 200 factories in 50 countries. The Company's flagship product is its Sun Simulator which tests module performance. The Company's other product offerings include turn-key module lines and to a lesser extent other individual equipment. The Company also provides turn-key services to its customers to backward integrate to solar cell manufacturing. In the biomedical area, the Company provides value-added surface treatments to manufacturers of orthopedic and other medical devices that enhance the durability, antimicrobial characteristics or other material characteristics of their products; and perform sponsored research programs into practical applications of advanced biomedical and biophotonic technologies.
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